Autism/Asperger's/PDD Awareness

We are a community of many mothers coming together as one. We like to discuss many aspects of our lives, drawing from our common experience as parents, family members and those caring for children on the autism spectrum.

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Does is make you sad?

As a single mom, I've had to over come a lot things. It's hard doing this alone (it's hard doing it with someone too!). I haven't gotten the final diagnosis...we're just...

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Chewy tubes

My son moves his jaw side to side and bites down while he does it. The OT started him on a Chewy tube and he loves it but when its not around he chews on stuff. I think the...

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A.S. and dating

My son is 16. He has been diagnosed with ADD, A.S. and Anxtiety. He just started dating five months ago. He may be getting too serious. How do we help him through this time?

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CHILD'S FEARS

Does anyone have any tips for this: My husband and I went out for a few hours last Saturday. We left our 11 1/2 yr old home alone. He has been left alone in late afternoons...

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where do i begin??

i am having a hard time finding a starting point! i have had many problems with my youngest who is just over 1year of age and deep down i know somethings are just not right with...

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I think my son is autistic

I have a 7 year old son who has be diagnossed and mentally disturped, global devopmental delay, hypotoia and hyporeflexia. though I think it is more. I know alot of autistic...

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Intro

Hi there, I am Tiffany and have a 4yr old son with aspergers. I also have a 7yr old girl & 2yr old boy. My husband & I found out last year that Connor has asperger's and it...

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Should I change counlsers?

I have twins that are 13 a boy and a girl. Boy 12 and another boy 7. I have been fighting these past few weeks to keep my 13 yr old boy out of Juvie. He has only been home 2...

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Hello!

Hi I just wanted to introduce myself! I am 31 and the Mother of 3 children and 1 on the way. My oldest is 10 years of age and he has PDD-NOS with a co-morbid of Bi-Polar and...

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Help With Tummy Time!!!

My daughter doesn't seem to enjoy tummy time!!! She is almost 4 months old and is very strong in her legs. I will put her on her tummy at 3-5x/day for 5 minutes; sometimes she...

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Introduction!

Hello all. I'm Karen. I'm a single mom of 3 boys. My 7 year old - classic autism. My 9 year old is an Aspie kiddo. My 14 year old has mood disorder, NOS (hmmm .... I'm...

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Million Mom March to DC?

I am not a mom but a caregiver. i am not an expert,Dr,Professional jsut a man who has a great nephew with Autism and have been caregiver to Developmentally disabled children.I...

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Early autism flags advice

Our son is 15 months old and he presents the following behavioral mix: (Non-English, bilingual family exposed to 90% mom language, 7% dad language, 3% English) Rarely...

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Early autism flags advice

Our son is 15 months old and he presents the following behavioral mix: (Non-English, bilingual family exposed to 90% mom language, 7% dad language, 3% English) Rarely...

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New to the group

Hello all.My name is Wendy and I have a 5 with mild autism.I would love to meet some other mothers and children on the same level as us,and set up a play date.My Lilly does ok...

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20 year old daughter

My daughter is now 20, but I have always known there was something "different" about her, not necessarily in a bad way, just different. She is extremely intelligent, excells at...

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Screening for an ASD

After three years of researching and reading articles on ASD, anxiety, sensory dysfunction, oppositional behavior, ADD/ADHD and much more. Two years of struggling with meltdowns...

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20 year old daughter

My daughter is now 20, but I have always known there was something "different" about her, not necessarily in a bad way, just different. She is extremely intelligent, excells at...

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Tap To Talk

I have a 5 year old with ASD and he is non verbal, he has started using the PECS system at nursery and at home. Whilst scaning the internet yesterday i come across this system...